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Honoring our Veterans

Swipe your MetroCard and head to this year's parade to celebrate and honor our nation's veterans.

Photo of Lt. Col Dwight Webster
Retired Lt. Col Dwight Webster

This year's commemoration begins with an opening ceremony at 10am at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park at 24th Street and Fifth Avenue. The parade then kicks off at 11am at 23th Street and Fifth Avenue and proceeds up Fifth Avenue to 59th Street.

In fact, one of New York City Transit's own -- Dwight Webster is serving as Master of Ceremonies. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, retired Lt. Col Dwight Webster is currently a Superintendent in our Department of Buses in the Bronx after serving in places like Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Lt. Col Dwight Webster remains active in the Transit Veterans Association and the Military Officers Club of Long Island.

Originally proclaimed Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, President Eisenhower signed a bill in 1954 proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day, and called upon Americans everywhere to champion the cause of peace while honoring our veterans.

On this Veterans Day, we give thanks for the 24 million Americans who have strengthened our nation with their example of service and sacrifice. We also honor a new generation of men and women who continue to defend our freedom. As we raise our flag and as the bugle sounds taps, we remember that the men and women of America's Armed Forces serve a great cause and we give thanks for the freedom we enjoy because of their willingness to serve.

Click here for a full slate of Veterans Day activities and information on MTA service to these events.